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David Lynch turns Twin Peaks into a virtual reality computer game


David Lynch has teamed up with Collider Games to bring the world of Twin Peaks to virtual reality.

The television series, first created by Lynch and Mark Frost in 1990, famously investigates the fictional murder of Laura Palmer in the suburban town of Twin Peaks, Washington. Having built up a cult following in the years that followed its release, the show ended a 25-year hiatus in 2017 when it returned for a third series which was met by critical acclaim.

Now, as the Twin Peaks franchise continues to grow around speculation of a new series, Lynch has announced a brave step into the future with the release of a new virtual reality computer game. As It’s Nice That notes, the new game revisits iconic locations in Twin Peaks which includes Sheriff’s Department, the pine forests, the iconic Red Room and more.

The aim of the game sees the user attempt to help Agent Copper and Gordon Cole solve the murder of Laura Palmer. To do so, users must complete a series of puzzles to unlock the next level in what has been described as an “escape room style” format.

“Utilising lines and sounds from the show itself, players will travel to Glastonbury Grove, only to end up in the puzzling Red Room,” Collider said in a statement. “Fans of the series will follow in the footsteps of Special Agent Dale Cooper and try to make their way back into the life they left behind.”

Speaking about the VR adventure, Lynch added: “The 3-dimensional world of Twin Peaks VR gives rise to a 10-dimensional experience.”

The game has recently been made available via Steam on Oculus Rift, Vive and Valve Index. Later, as Collider roll out more options, the game will be released on Oculus Quest and PlayStation VR.

See a glimpse of the game, below.